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Mercury Open Title Defense June 5

Phoenix Mercury open title defense June 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of PDJ

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Mercury open up the season in defense of their title on June 5. The festivities at U.S. Airways Center get started around 6:30 p.m. with a special championship presentation for the fans and players. The 2014 WNBA Championship banner will be hung from the rafters next to the 2007 and 2009 banners and the ... Read More »

Suns GM Ryan McDonough Plans to Take Best Available Player

Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough. McDonough was hired by the Suns May 7, 2013. Photo courtesy of NBA.com

By: Kayla Mortellaro  PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Phoenix Suns will turn to General Manager Ryan McDonough for direction and answers in June’s NBA Draft. McDonough enters his third go-around with the Suns as the man with the ultimate plan. In 2013, McDonough chose center Alex Len with the fifth overall selection and the team picked forward TJ Warren 14th in 2014. Entering the June ... Read More »

Askia Booker loves to “disrupt plays on defense”

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Suns are gearing up for next month’s NBA Draft by hosting potential draft prospects at US Airways Center. They started the process on Tuesday, inviting six players in for workouts – among them was former Colorado point guard and second-team All-Pac-12 selection Askia Booker. Booker led the Buffaloes in scoring in his ... Read More »

Dbacks Win 4-3 Sunday; Take Series Against Cubs

Paul Goldschmidt hits 2-run HR in the 3rd inning off Cubs P Jason Hammel May 24, 2015. Photo courtesy of Rick Scuteri/AP

 By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX, Ariz.— The Arizona Diamondbacks used great defensive plays, solid pitching and hot bats to take Sunday afternoon’s game from the Chicago Cubs, 4-3 at Chase Field. Jeremy Hellickson got the start against his former manager Joe Maddon and pitched a solid 6.2 innings, giving up four hits, three earned runs with four strikeouts. Hellickson did give ... Read More »

Could Cardinals move to AFC West in 2016?

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BY: ED COLE GLENDALE, Ariz. – This coming season will be the 45th that the Arizona Cardinals will have been in the NFC. Over the last 44 years, the Cardinals have created some pretty good rivalries; plus they’ve had their fair share of ups and downs, just like the other 31 teams in the league have had. With the NFL ... Read More »

ASU Coach Hurley has Recruiting Edge with James Harden

James Harden played at ASU from 2007-2009. Harden has played with the Rockets from 2012-present. Photo courtesy of Jeffery

By: Kayla Mortellaro PHOENIX, Ariz.— ‘Fear the Beard’ is a moniker that has transcended it’s way into the Twitter world as a hashtag to show flattery for current guard of the Houston Rockets, James Harden. Harden, though, was once a budding star on the Arizona State University men’s basketball team. Just like Harden’s beard over the years, his game has seen a similar evolution. Harden ... Read More »

Bobby Hurley: Sun Devils want to face “quality competition”

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BY: ED COLE TEMPE, Ariz. – Bobby Hurley’s been running 1,000-miles an hour ever since being named Arizona State men’s head basketball coach. He’s still got belongings he’s shipping out from Buffalo, N.Y., and he’s finally got his whole family settled in their new home. “It’s been an exciting month. My body’s still trying to get on Pacific Time,” Hurley ... Read More »